Messaging and communication
Being in touch with colleagues at work is essential to keep the business rolling. Production companies deal with hundreds or even thousands of emails per day talking about every project. Even smaller content creators have a lot to communicate about and collaborate on in their team when working on videos. It makes it hard to keep track of and manage them. One of the first capabilities of the progressed software technology is to manage and classify data, which in this case, are messages. So it is of use to ease this process and it‘s exactly what these apps are doing.
Recently, they’ve also increased the capacity of the Go Live streaming and screen share from 10 to 50 people to ease communication during Corona time.
Free, unlimited audio and video meetings with up to 250 participants and high capacity for apps and services integration (something around 140) are also tempting.
It’s the main responsibility of every team manager to manage his/her employees. This process classifies into tasks that get assigned to different members of the team like video editor, sound designer, colorist, etc. Traditionally it was the hardest part to keep everything together but now there are platforms that made it ten times easier for managers to manage employees and the tasks that are assigned to them. So let’s see how these platforms can help video making and filmmaking teams do their job.
In Trello, you create Boards that are the workspaces. Workspaces that you add people who are working on that section. On each board, there are lists that address different topics and under every list, you can add cards that are specific tasks that can be defined by tags of progress.
While you can use Trello as a personal work management platform, you can join up to 10 team boards to work with your colleagues.
On the free plan, you can attach files up to 10 MB, and one Power-Up for each board. Power-ups are features to add calendars, do automation, bring third-party reporting and more that are unlimited in paid plans.
Asana is established by the co-founder of Facebook Dustin Moskovitz, Asana is a popular platform for many users. On its free version, having usual task management features like defining tasks and checking lists and boards aside, you get calendar view, list of assignees and the due date. You can also integrate Asana with other popular apps like Jira, Adobe creative cloud, Gmail, Google Drive, and many more. You can add up to 15 people to your team in free membership and get status updates for their work.
It doesn’t have a free version so you can only enjoy its 14-days trial if you don’t want to pay.
Taskworld is a visual task management platform that keeps things simple to make it easily understandable and able to be tracked. Its visual characteristics include setting color for due dates and tags along with the descriptions and custom backgrounds. It has a visual timeline to show the process as well as feedback and performance review. Having file management possibilities, checklists, accessibility from multiple devices, and multiple language options, are other features that make Taskworld interesting.
It doesn’t have a free version but gives you a 30-day trial with all the features and unlimited users.
All in all, it’s time to move our work forward to the next level. Of course, the mentioned services here are great for working “office-free” but that’s not their sole purpose. Especially production teams can benefit from using services mentioned here because we all know how video creation can become a complicated web of many different tasks. So if you want to choose a platform to communicate and collaborate through, consider your needs, budget, the capabilities of your team and the smoothness of the platform for you. Good luck